The Philippines’ average Internet connection speed remains sluggish and is way behind those of its peers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said Sunday.
Citing figures from The Speedtest Global Index, Campos said the Philippines”•with an average mobile Internet speed of only 18.49 megabits per second”•ranked No. 110 among 139 countries or territories as of November.
The United Arab Emirates ranked No. 1 with 170.30 Mbps, while Afghanistan was No. 139 with 6.31 Mbps.
Campos said in fixed broadband, the Philippines ranked No. 103 with an average speed of only 28.69 Mbps. Singapore ranked No. 1 with 241.10 Mbps, while Turkmenistan was at the tail end with 3.47 Mbps.
The Speedtest Global Index analyzes web access performance metrics around the world based on millions of tests taken by real people using the Internet.
“We clearly still have one of the slowest Internet speeds in the world and in Asia,” Campos said.